Coleman Centre for Traditional Irish Music


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The Coleman Irish Music School classes cater for all levels of musicianship, from beginners to master classes for the more advanced pupils. The teachers, all from the locality, have a keen insight and knowledge of the Sligo repertoire and technique of playing.  This is of prime importance in the preservation and development of the Sligo style of music, while at the same time allowing students to experience a broad cross section of traditional music generally.

There is an ambitious programme for the development of the music curriculum to cover all aspects of traditional music, culture and heritage.  It is planned to create courses, which would be suitable for accreditation for national and international third level institutions ultimately to establish a third level educational institution in south Sligo for the first time, setting a precedent for the west of Ireland.

In 2006 the Coleman Irish Music Centre became the Comhaltas Regional Resource Centre for counties, Sligo, Mayo, Roscommon, Leitrim and Fermanagh.

© Sligo County Council Arts Department, City Hall, Quay Street, Sligo, Co. Sligo, Ireland tel: +353 (0) 71 911 4465